Today’s View From the Bull Pen
We have them all wrong. From constant news coverage of Jodi Arias and OJ Simpson to athletes getting mega bucks for playing a game, our sense of what is important is completely and totally screwed up. You'd think that we might have learned something from the recent events in Boston. That heroes emerge from even the most difficult of circumstances, but, no, we return to the inane and inconsequential. Amanda Knox. Film at 11.
I drew this cartoon after reading the recent story about Andrew Wiggins, supposedly the "next" LeBron James, signing a letter of intent with Kansas. While Wiggins did his best to keep his signing from becoming too much of a circus, it still carried huge weight in the 24/7 news cycle. It made me think of the number of brilliant kids who will walk across graduation stages all over our country in the next few weeks, whose names are only heard as they stride forward to get their diplomas. No newspaper columns are written or press conferences held for valedictorians or honor students, but, hey, dribble a basketball and we hear all about it. Priorities. Yeah. I'd say we have them pretty screwed up.
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San Diego Bound
I’m off to the San Diego Comic-Con for the rest of the week. I won’t be posting a new cartoon until Monday afternoon, July 27. Feel Free to browse around while I’m gone and please come on back on the 27th for new stuff. The Comic-Con is the single biggest Comics Convention on the planet. The convention has everything from comics, to movies, to video games and some amazing guest speakers like Tim Burton and John Kricfalusi (Ren and Stimpy).
Cartoon Caption Contest
The Caption Contest will be open through midnight the 26th, so keep those entries coming. I’ll be picking up prizes for the winners of the contest at Comic-Con. Til I return Have fun out there.